Barnsley crack down on road traffic offences

The team briefing for the day of action in Barnsley

The Royston Neighbourhood Team with the help of the Cudworth Team have had all boots on the ground tackling traffic and driving offences across Barnsley.

Yesterday, Wednesday 4 September, South Yorkshire Police traffic officers, Barnsley Council, Department for work and pensions (DWP), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) supported the teams as they stopped over 50 vehicles.

The team operated at two sites, West Green Way and Weetshaw Lane.
HMRC checked 28 vehicles for red diesel – all vehicles passed the test.

Barnsley Council checked 35 vehicles and issued one fixed penalty notice and a community protection notice to a waste carrier for environmental offences.

DWP identified and reported 15 individuals for working while claiming benefits.

VOSA issued three prohibition notices for tyre, steering, lights and brake offences.

Our officers arrested a 32-year-old man from Royston on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, having no insurance or licence.

A 43-year-old man from Grimethorpe was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit.

Five stop and searches were carried out and two warnings issued for possession of cannabis.

Five traffic Offence Reports were issued for failing to comply with a width restriction.  

Traffic officers from the Operational Support Unit, supporting the day of action stopped a Land Rover Discovery. Upon searching the car, officers found alloy wheels, believed to be stolen.

An Audi A4 was stopped in Royston. The drivers and passengers abandoned the vehicle and ran away before officers had the chance to speak to them. The Audi was taken by recovery.

The driver of a Ford Transit van was issued a traffic offence report and the vehicle was taken away.

An 18-year-old man from Barnsley was reported on summons for possession of a controlled drug and an offensive weapon.

PC Bev Frisby who co-ordinated the day of action said: “We are committed to working with partners to make the roads of Barnsley a safer place.

“This day of action was to ensure drivers are adhering to the law but also to intercept any offenders using our roads for criminal networking.

“Thank you to all the officers and partners who supported the operation.”

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